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June 21, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE
The owners of Best Pal, considered a top 3-year-old even though he has been unable to win a race this year, have taken the horse from trainer Ian Jory and sent him to Gary Jones' barn at Hollywood Park. "This is in the best interests of the horse, and that's all I will have to say," said John Mabee, who bred and owns Best Pal with his wife, Betty. Mabee may have been frustrated that Best Pal, after winning the Hollywood Futurity and four other stakes and earning $1.
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April 26, 2002 | BILL CHRISTINE
John Mabee had a lot of horses. Some said that he had just as many trainers. Mabee, who died Wednesday night near Del Mar, the racetrack he loved and nourished, waded into racing by buying a couple of cheap yearlings in 1957, did a crash study of the breeding side of the business several years later and by the 1970s no one connected with his burgeoning racing and breeding operation doubted who was in charge. Short on stature, Mabee was a show-up guy who ruled with a big stick. In the insurance game, Mabee was a CEO who was known to sign every claim check, and in racing every one of his horses bore the owner's fingerprints.
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April 6, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the gate opened for last year's Kentucky Derby, Chris Speckert and Ian Jory, a couple of transplanted Britons who had saddled their first horses in the race, stood next to each other as the field ran down the stretch for the first time. With the 15 horses battling for position, Jory could see that his horse, Video Ranger, was in trouble. "Look at that s.o.b.," Jory said. "He bumped my horse." "That's my horse," Speckert said rather sheepishly, referring to Pleasant Tap.
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June 21, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE
The owners of Best Pal, considered a top 3-year-old even though he has been unable to win a race this year, have taken the horse from trainer Ian Jory and sent him to Gary Jones' barn at Hollywood Park. "This is in the best interests of the horse, and that's all I will have to say," said John Mabee, who bred and owns Best Pal with his wife, Betty. Mabee may have been frustrated that Best Pal, after winning the Hollywood Futurity and four other stakes and earning $1.
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April 26, 2002 | BILL CHRISTINE
John Mabee had a lot of horses. Some said that he had just as many trainers. Mabee, who died Wednesday night near Del Mar, the racetrack he loved and nourished, waded into racing by buying a couple of cheap yearlings in 1957, did a crash study of the breeding side of the business several years later and by the 1970s no one connected with his burgeoning racing and breeding operation doubted who was in charge. Short on stature, Mabee was a show-up guy who ruled with a big stick. In the insurance game, Mabee was a CEO who was known to sign every claim check, and in racing every one of his horses bore the owner's fingerprints.
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March 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Southland-based Vying Victor stalked the early leaders and swept to the lead turning into the stretch to win the $250,000 Remington Park Derby at Oklahoma City, Okla. Ron Hansen rode Vying Victor for trainer Ian Jory and finished 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Ecstatic Ride. It was another 6 3/4 lengths back to Capitalimprovement. Vying Victor raced the 1 1/16 miles in 1:43 3/5 and paid $7.80 to win, $5 to place, and $3.60 to show. Ecstatic Ride paid $4.40 to place and $3.80 to show.
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April 11, 1991 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Best Pal, runner-up to Dinard in the Santa Anita Derby, will leave for Churchill Downs Monday to prepare for the Kentucky Derby. Owner John Mabee had said the Habitony gelding needed to win the Santa Anita Derby to go to Kentucky, but he called trainer Ian Jory Wednesday morning and said the 3-year-old would take another crack at Dinard and Fly So Free at Churchill Downs. There had been discussion that Best Pal would instead run in next Saturday's Arkansas Derby.
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April 29, 1993 | BOB MIESZERSKI
California Derby winner Denmars Dream broke down after completing a seven-furlong workout Monday morning at Hollywood Park and had to be destroyed. Preparing for a start in the Illinois Derby on May 8, the 3-year-old Mining gelding had just completed the work, which was timed in 1:26 2/5, when he dislocated the fetlock joint in his right foreleg.
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April 15, 1992 | Associated Press
The Arkansas Derby may have lost a contender when Vying Victor stepped on a nail. "Right now, my horse is dead lame," trainer Ian Jory said Tuesday. Vying Victor had been scheduled to have a workout Tuesday, but that was canceled. Vying Victor worked six furlongs in a slow 1:16 2/5 last week. Jory said he would try to work the colt today "but if we can't it doesn't look good as far as Saturday goes."
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June 1, 2003 | Bill Christine
Even dedicated racing trivia players might not remember that Jose Santos rode Best Pal when he won the $1-million Hollywood Futurity in 1990. Best Pal, earning $5.6 million, was a gelding (like Funny Cide) who ran 47 times in a career that ended in 1996, but Santos never rode him again after the Hollywood Park race. Santos had come to California late in 1990 to test the waters.
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April 6, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the gate opened for last year's Kentucky Derby, Chris Speckert and Ian Jory, a couple of transplanted Britons who had saddled their first horses in the race, stood next to each other as the field ran down the stretch for the first time. With the 15 horses battling for position, Jory could see that his horse, Video Ranger, was in trouble. "Look at that s.o.b.," Jory said. "He bumped my horse." "That's my horse," Speckert said rather sheepishly, referring to Pleasant Tap.
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April 16, 1992 | Associated Press
Vying Victor will be entered in the $500,000 Arkansas Derby on Saturday even though he stepped on a nail earlier in the week and may not run, his trainer, Ian Jory, said Wednesday. One day earlier, it appeared certain that Vying Victor, who won the Remington Park Derby and was second in the Jim Beam Stakes, would be unable to compete in the 1 1/8-mile event at Oaklawn Park. "He was lame Tuesday, but he's going in the right direction right now and we still may be able to run," Jory said.
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April 30, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE
Ron Hansen, who was banned from riding by Golden Gate Fields officials earlier this year, will ride Video Ranger in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Hansen, 30, replaces Eddie Delahoussaye, who finished second aboard Video Ranger in the Santa Anita Derby. Delahoussaye told Ian Jory, Video Ranger's trainer, that he didn't want to ride the colt, who was claimed from trainer Wayne Lukas in January for $40,000.
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